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Catholic Churches in yellow-phase counties to hold in-person mass this weekend

“We’re going to have to be patient with the limitations. People can’t sit in their usual seat and all that stuff.”
By Alanna Elder

‘Troubling’ number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in Philadelphia region

Nationally, the ADL counted 2,107 anti-Semitic incidents across the U.S., a 12% increase over 2018 and the highest total since 1979.
By Tim Lambert and Aaron Moselle/WHYY

‘It lifts our spirits:’ Philly area celebrates Easter with bagpipes, wearing PJs in parking lots

St. Martin-in-the-Fields opted to offer Easter worship services online, but it also wanted to do something to help the neighborhood celebrate the day in person.
By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

This year is not like other years: Philly families learn new rules for Passover

Many Jewish families cannot gather around a table for the Seder, as they have done for generations, so they are putting their own personal style on it.

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

Honking hallelujah: Drive-in theatre in Pa. becomes church during coronavirus shutdown

“We were made for a community with God and with others as well. So this gives that kind of an opportunity, while at the same time being as safe as we possibly can.”
By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

Harrisburg Diocese announces coronavirus precautions

The diocese said the distribution of the Precious Blood by way of the Chalice will be temporarily suspended and the exchange of peace will be omitted from services.
By Becky Metrick/PennLive

As Jewish population in Philly region expands, so does definition of who is considered Jewish

In addition to those who practice Judaism religiously and those who identify with the label culturally or ethnically, the 2019 survey counts those who were raised Jewish or have a Jewish parent, even if that person does not identify personally as Jewish.

By Nina Feldman/WHYY

Christians Pray At a Discount: Muslim inmates charged more for religious texts

A PA Post review of county jails' commissaries finds that Muslim inmates meet financial barriers to practicing their religion.
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Church, state separation issue has been addressed, central Pa. school official says

The Freedom From Religion Foundation claims the violation occurred before the high school football team’s first two games of the season.
By John Beauge/PennLive